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Dr Kate Watson

Kate Watson

Dr Kate Watson received her PhD in English Literature (2010) at Cardiff University. Her research and teaching interests arecrime fiction, nineteenth-century literature, women’s writing, children’s literature, Australian literature and comparative literary studies. She is also interested in digital storytelling/digital humanities and other forms of cultural iconography and inscription such as tattoos.

Her book publications include Women Writing Crime Fiction, 1860-1880: Fourteen American, British and Australian Authors (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2012) and A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism: Crime and Detective Fiction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015).

Her most recent peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles include:

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Twitter: @dr_katewatson